Physics & Astronomy Major and Minor Requirements

Professors Bloom, Cheyne, McDermott; Associate Professors Keohane, Thurman

Chair: Hugh O. Thurman III

The requirements for a major in Physics are 33 hours, including

  • Physics 131, 132, 151, 152, 233, 244, 253, 331, 332, and
  • either Physics 103 or 104.
  • Of the remaining 9 hours, at least 6 must be at the 200 level or higher.

The requirements for a minor in Astronomy are 18 hours, including

  • Astronomy 110, 151, 210, and 310; and
  • Physics 131, 132, 151, and 152.

Physics or Chemistry majors who take the Physics courses and elect to complete the Astronomy minor are allowed to count Physics 131, 132, 151, and 152 in both the major and the Astronomy minor.

Physics & Astronomy Course Catalogue

updated 6/23/15